Firecracker 4K & 4 Mile Race


The Firecracker 4K or 4 Mile race is the perfect start to our day long Central PA 4thFest celebration!

Races start at 9:00 A.M. on July 4th on the PSU campus. A digital timing system will be used to determine winners in various age categories. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers, for both distances, in each of the following age groups: 10 & under, 11–14, 15–18, 19–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, 60–69, and 70+.

4 Ways to Register

Online Registration

Use the button below to register for the race online.

Registration closes June 28th at 11:59 PM

Print and Mail-In

Use the download button to print, fill-out, and mail in registration form and fee

Mail registration form and fee to:

Central PA July 4th, Inc.
Attn: Firecracker Races
PO Box 11122
State College, PA 16805-1122

Make checks payable to: “Central PA July 4th, Inc.

Day of Race

You may register the day of the race at the starting area from 7:30-8:30 A.M. The registration tent will be in front of the BJC ticket office on Curtin Road.


You may register in person at one of the following locations:

Rapid Transit Sports
115 S. Allen Street
State College, PA 16801
(814) 238-3831

Appalachian Outdoors
123 S. Allen St.
State College, PA 16801
(814) 234-3000